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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by TINK, May 3, 2011.

  1. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Looks like PROJECT-S will not make much headway until mid-May, after the Los Angeles Ride for Kids circus leaves town (I volunteer on the local organizing committee, i.e. "Task Force") . Got some more "genuine BMW" parts from Irv Seaver and have sorted out the bits and pieces into bins. Tires are off and the wheels and ready to be cleaned and painted. A little surface rust on the frame where the battery box sites, but should clean up nicely and some Testers gloss black will do for now. Forks are still on, but will be pulled off and stripped down as soon as I get back to the project.

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  2. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    Just a minor point. Those splines do look fine. they are excellent splines but they are not that close to new. When new the splines have the same amount of space in the top as in the valley. Those do show some wear. Another thing you can look at is looking into the spline with a flashlight. You will be able to see the original shape in the back.
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  3. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Good point, disston. I'm no expert on BMWs, but I did own a 650/6 toaster back in the day and it had paper thin splines when I sold her. She suffered a lot of abuse from POs that I could not afford to rectify at the time (going to school, broke 24/7).

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  4. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    I bought a pair of mufflers off of ebay to get a better right muffler than the one I had.
    So now I have an "A" and a "B" grade set of mufflers.
    I'm thinking of selling the "B" set, but for now I'll sit on them until I get PROJECT-S running, then decide if I want to part with the "B" muffler set.
    I put together a slide of the the "B" set here > http://www.photosbytink.com/bmwmuffler/

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  5. Horsehockey

    Horsehockey A GPS? Huh?

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    Great thread Tink. Thanks. Will you be considering a stainless exhaust system at some point?
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  6. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    I've looked into a stainless exhaust, by I really just need to get past Phase-I and get her running in good riding condition. Phase-II would be where I break her down for paint and powder coating. Phase-III will be where I consider upgrades like a stainless steel exhaust. At this pace Phase-III won't arrive until Stardate 41153.7, :rofl

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  7. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Cleaning off the paint damage from battery acid spillage.
    Little more extensive than I first thought.
    Metal is all good, just need to tough up with some Testers enamel for now.
    Sent the battery box out for proper powder coating.

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  8. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Got the starter cover cleaned up and reinstalled.
    Air cleaner covers are clean now too with fresh OEM air filter installed.
    That should do it for the motor. I'm sure the motor is in good running condition and should not require any service.

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  9. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Figured out where the spare nut and washer came from... the choke lever, of course. Do'h!

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  10. Chico

    Chico Thief and Saboteur

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    Cool blog with lots of nice pictures.

    Please! please! please! leave it brown with the pinstripes!.
    I LOVE that color. And its about the only color that makes gold wheels look good.

    Yeah, yeah, its your bike, do what you want with it. But for some reason, this one looks partifulcarly sharp in brown! :clap
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  11. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    Your crankcase breather gasket and/or hose is leaking pretty badly.

    Those splines are about a third gone I would guess from that photo. Personally, I can't stand all the extra slop in the drive line when they get like that. There is enough slop in our drive lines as new.
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  12. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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    Tink
    Nice meeting you at the OC vintage meet. Your site photos are great.
    Glad to see the build progressing again
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  13. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    I've gone ahead and painted the wheels silver, sorry Chico.
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    Put together this make-shift paint booth in the driveway. Because the temperature and humidity in So Cal are perfect for rattle-can paint the only thing to contend with is the wind, so here's my solution. TINK
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  14. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Got the battery box back from the powder coater...

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  15. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Put the rear wheel back on, temporarily...

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  16. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    Wheel and battery box look great. I may have to ask for your powdercoater info, my battery box is looking pretty sad.

    Making progress but I don't think it'll be quite ready for Friday..........:rofl
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  17. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    I've decided to take off the swing arm and the rear sub-frame for painting.
    No good way to get all the battery acid damage spots without this step.
    While I'm there I'll also pop the transmission off and check the clutch spline lub.
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  18. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    If I could figure out an easy way to get the BMW on the stand in and out of my truck I'd bring it in to show just for laughs. LOL


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  19. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    I had Surf City Powder Coating do the box for me. Cost my $45. The guy said he was getting out of the small individual jobs and moving over to doing large production work exclusively, so, I'm not sure I could recommend them.

    I've used http://www.specializedcoating.com/index.htm in the past, when they were a much smaller shop, but they have gotten to be a big deal in the hot rod business (Chip Foose, etc...) and may not be the kind of place that would cater to small jobs. There's http://primo-powder.com/ who I have not tried but may look into what they can do for me. Then there's http://www.olympicpowdercoating.com/ who have been around forever and have a good reputation.

    I'm not planning any more powder coating for Phase-I so the battery box is it for now. I'll rattle can the sub-frame and swing arm for now and get her back together so I can ride her a bit before a tear down for paint and powder, i.e. Phase-II.

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  20. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Bad news, I sprayed the front wheel with some brake cleaner and the paint started to bubble.
    This is the wheel that had been repainted, with what I have no idea.
    So, now I need to strip the old paint before I can repaint, bummer.
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